All Property Week articles in 19 December 2003

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  • Online

    LDA chief steps down


    Michael Ward, chief executive of the London Development Agency since its inception in 2000, has stepped down.

  • Online

    St Modwen buys 230 acre slice of Longbridge


    Regeneration specialist St Modwen has bought 4.25m sq ft (395,000 sq m) of buildings at the MG Rover site in Longbridge for just under £50m.

  • Online

    Milton Keynes regeneration green light


    The government today revealed plans to kick-start regeneration in Milton Keynes by creating an urban development area (UDA) and a new planning authority to oversee it.

  • Online

    CSAM launches £250m fund


    Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) today announced the launch of a new £250m offshore UK commercial property fund.

  • Online

    RICS rebels win fees EGM...


    The RICS was today rocked by the requisition of an extraordinary meeting to reverse massive fee increases and overhaul its entire structure.

  • Online chief exec is honoured with CBE


    RICS chief executive Louis Armstrong has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List.

  • Online

    City office take-up rises 14%


    The City of London s office market saw take-up increase by 14% in the final quarter of 2003, offering an optimistic end to a difficult year in which the vacancy rate swelled by almost 30%, according to the latest London office market report by ATIS Real Weatheralls published today.

  • Online

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Property Week!


    Happy holidays from all here at Property Week! The website news service will return on Friday 2 January 2004. The next issue of Property Week will be published on Friday 9 January 2004.

  • Online

    Noé given deadline for Derwent bid


    Leo Noé has been given a January deadline to put in a firm offer for West End office specialist Derwent Valley Holdings.

  • Online

    PFM issues profits warning


    Industrial property asset manager Property Fund Management has issued a profits warning, due to delays in closing a €750m (£528m) European fund.

  • Online

    Mentmore and Hands takeover link


    Storage specialist Mentmore today confirmed it was in takeover talks, following reports that city financier Guy Hands was preparing a bid.

  • Online

    Canary Wharf gets backing for £1.1bn sale


    Canary Wharf Group this morning received the shareholder backing it needed to complete the £1.1bn sale of two buildings.

  • Online

    Plans for BBC Scotland HQ submitted


    The regeneration of Glasgow’s Pacific Quay has taken a big step forward with the submission of a detailed planning application for the new BBC Scotland headquarters.

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    Canary Wharf hits back at criticism


    Canary Wharf Group hit back this evening at criticism of its potential £1.1bn disposal to Royal Bank of Scotland ahead of Monday’s shareholder meeting to decide whether the deal will proceed.

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    Permission granted for urban village in Cheshire


    Vale Royal Borough Council has granted planning approval for a new 140 acre (56.7 ha) urban village near Northwich in Cheshire.

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    £400m Croydon development gets go-ahead


    A controversial £400m scheme to redevelop Croydon Gateway was last night given the go-ahead by Croydon Council.

  • News

    Winners of the year

    19 December 2003

  • Professional

    Who’s suing whom

    19 December 2003

    Conditional contract claim Mileacre Developments Ltd issued proceedings on 5 November, claiming the return of the deposit of £50,000 which it paid Lotus Investments Ltd in May 2002 in relation to the purchase of 22 and 22a Bouverie Road, London N16. Mileacre claims that the contract was conditional on planning ...

  • News

    Staffordshire shed sale

    19 December 2003

    HSBC has agreed a purchase-and-leaseback with Foseco on part of its 48 acre (19.4 ha) industrial facility at Drayton Manor in Staffordshire. HSBC’s UK Active property fund has purchased and leased back around 190,000 sq ft (17,651 sq m) for £8.9m. HSBC will refurbish 300,000 sq ft (27,871 sq ...

  • Insight

    Sainsbury's saviour

    19 December 2003

    The supermarket's new property director Desmond Taljaard reveals his plans to help turn around the group's fortunes.